Lot 302
  • 302

A Charles X brass-mounted satinwood inlaid rosewood work table circa 1830, stamped A. Giroux

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

  • height 26 1/4 in; width 18 1/4 in.
  • 72 cm; 46 cm
the square cushion-molded top inlaid with floral sprigs and with a pivoting flap, raised on 'bamboo' shaped supports joined by a stretcher fitted with a shaped gallery and a lower box stretcher above ormolu slipper feet.

Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, Monaco, June 24, 1985, lot 1277

Catalogue Note

Alphonse Giroux & Cie

This prestigious dealer was located at 7 rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré, and was in business from the Consulat period until the end of the Second Empire (1799-1870).  The business was founded by François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux and continued by his sons, Alphonse-Gustave and André.

It is possible that Giroux invented and owned the rights to this table. An almost identical example, stamped by A. Giroux, formerly in the Castille collection is illustrated, Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Les Ebénistes Parisiens 1795-1870, Paris, 1965, pl. XXXVII.  A drawing illustrative of this interesting form appears in the book of designs published by Pierre de la Mesangère in the Journal des Dames et Modes called Collection de Meubles et Objets de Goût.